Equine Services

Morden Veterinary Clinic provides horse owners with a complete equine wellness program. Equine wellness focuses on preventative care and early intervention in any issues that are arising. As part of an equine wellness plan, we offer physical exams, vaccination protocols that are customized to suit your horses’ needs, deworming schedules guided by regular fecal egg counts as well as nutritional consultation. 

  • Physical Exam 
  • Customized Vaccination Protocols
  • Fecal Egg Counts
  • Deworming Protocols
  • Nutrition Consultation  

Horses have hypsodontic cheek teeth, meaning their premolars and molars continuously erupt throughout their life.  Since their domestication, horses have had challenges wearing their teeth in a normal pattern. Dental disease resulting in pain, malocclusions, infections and behavior issues is a common problem in horses.  Dentistry should be performed on a regular basis by a licensed veterinarian to prevent these problems from arising. Morden Veterinary Clinic offers oral exams using sedation and an oral speculum for the safety and comfort of your horse. We offer both power floating techniques for the treatment of dental imbalances. Our veterinarians address imbalances in both the molars and incisors for a completely balanced mouth.  Digital radiography of the skull is available for cases involving tooth roots or the sinuses; surgical referral is available when required.  

  • Oral Exams 
  • Power Floating 
  • Oral Radiographs 
  • Surgical referral available when required.  

Lameness is a common issue in today’s performance horse.  We offer lameness evaluation including gait assessment at the walk, trot and canter, flexion and stress tests, and nerve blocks to help isolate the source of lameness. Diagnostic imaging including digital radiography and ultrasonagraphy are available. Referral to university institutions for advanced imaging techniques including MRI, CT and nuclear scintigraphy is available as required.  

  • Gait Assessment
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Flexion Tests

The Morden Veterinary Clinic has hospitalization facilities for equine medical cases. Fluid therapy, daily medications, and monitoring by veterinary staff is available. We offer comprehensive in house laboratory testing for accurate diagnostics and monitoring of medical patients. Diagnostic imaging including radiology and ultrasonagraphy are available. 

  • Complete Blood Counts
  • Blood Chemistry
  • Culture and Sensitivity 
  • Pregnancy exams 

Pre-Purchase Exams
Pre-purchase exams are available and can be modified to suit each client’s needs. Our most basic evaluations include a brief physical and lameness exam, but comprehensive evaluations including pre-purchase radiographs, drug testing and ultrasounds are available.  Pre-purchase reports and radiographic interpretation reports are sent to buyers following a comprehensive pre purchase exam.  * Please be aware that pre-purchase exams are routinely performed for the buyers and the owners of the horse may not be given access to the findings of the exam. 

  • Basic
  • Comprehensive